Starr Commonwealth's Albion, Michigan, location is the organization's main campus. Starr's administrative offices including Human Resources, Finance, Marketing and Development are all centered here. Having grown from 40 acres and a barn to 350 acres with residential units as well as a recreation center, chapel and museum, the Albion campus provides residential services to an average of 200 students a day.
The physical grounds of the Albion campus embody Floyd Starr's tenet that if you give children a place of beauty in which to live, they will want to extend that to their behavior and attitude. With the help of renowned Michigan landscape architects T. Glenn Phillips and Genevieve Gillette, the Albion campus is home to many beautiful specimens of trees, flowering shrubs and outdoor sculpture, as well as a 42 acre lake which is used for boating and fishing activities.
Starr Albion is nestled between Marshall and Albion, Michigan, just one quarter mile off exit 119 on I-94 East.
This non-secure program deals with the group treatment of young men with emotional and interpersonal problems revolving around a positive group environment and trauma-informed care. Our positive peer culture allows children to build confidence and benefit from the collective strengths and experiences of the group.
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Juvenile Justice Youth
This non-secure program uses a strength-based, youth-empowerment model to serve 12-18 year-old adjudicated male youth and their families in Michigan. Here students develop interpersonal problem-solving and co-operative living skills in a therapeutic group-focused environment while an on-campus school, staffed by the local school district, meets the varied educational needs of each student. Family involvement in treatment is strongly encouraged.
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Sexually Reactive Youth
This non-secure program uses strength-based, peer group empowerment model to address the issues of moderate to high-risk offenders, 12-18 year-old adjudicated male youth. The goal is to move adolescent sex offender treatment beyond behavior modification to distinct value change, where students can develop productive, healthy and contributing lifestyles. Family involvement in treatment is strongly encouraged.
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This non-secure program is designed to meet the social, emotional, educational and spiritual needs of boys between the ages of 12–18 years of age who present substance abuse issues in their homes, schools and community. Youth placed in the residential substance abuse program have experienced court involvement, are adjudicated delinquents, and require a higher level of structure and security than most community-based programs can adequately provide. Our community-based substance abuse program provides intensive therapy to address the committing offense, victim therapy, problem solving and substance abuse issues. The primary goal of treatment is to help the youth address issues related to their substance abuse by building upon and redirecting their strengths into constructive behaviors, to learn how to cope successfully with life’s challenges, to be responsible for their actions and to successfully re-enter or remain in their homes, schools and communities.
Starr Commonwealth Substance Abuse Treatment Program offers traditional group, family and individual counseling along with the ability to directly link youth successfully completing the residential phase of treatment with the community-based equivalent upon return to the community.
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Montcalm Schools offers an alternative education option to military schools and revolving door boarding schools. It is a private therapeutic school and residential treatment center for 12 to 18 year-old youth and is able to accept international students.
This year-round, residential education program is built on the proven tenets of Starr Commonwealth. It's also built on 350 beautiful, peaceful acres in Albion, Michigan where everything is designed to foster health and growth. After an average stay at Montcalm Schools, 85 percent of students move successfully back into their homes, their schools and their communities.
Montcalm Outside In(sm)
Montcalm’s Outside In program focuses on specialized skills for children with social disorders associated with diagnoses such as Aspergers, Bipolar, and ADHD. It is a private residential school for youth 12-21 years of age, low student to teacher ratio and year-round. Its unique staffing model includes an occupational therapist who work with the student to address fine and gross motor skill delays.
Montcalm Crossroads Structured Transitional Living
Crossroads structured transitional living program is designed to help students make the transition from cottage life to a more independent living environment. These teens have typically exited a traditional residential treatment program and may be transitioning back into the community, going to college or simply returning home. Youth live in on-campus apartments in a home-like setting where they have the chance to learn, with supervision, the realities of budgeting, shopping, cooking, cleaning and managing time. Students are likely to have a job on or off campus and several are enrolled in entry-level college classes.
To learn more about Montcalm School, please visit www.montcalmschool.org
Toll Free: 800.837.5591
To refer a child to Starr Albion in Albion, Michigan, please download the Michigan Intake Packet
13725 Starr Commonwealth Road
Albion, MI 49224
Toll Free: 800.837.5591